25 November 2007

Kerry Winter Training

Are you planning on venturing into the Irish Mountains over the Winter or taking a trip to Scotland? Do you want to become more self-sufficient?

Spend one day's training in the Kerry Mountains, covering the skills you need to deal with bad weather, darkness, steep ground and emergencies. Mountain Efficiency, Equipment, Emergency Procedures, Steep Ground Skills, Navigation & Night Hiking will all be covered.

Sun 20th Jan
Sun 3rd Feb
Mon 18th Feb

The price is €75 per person.

Contact us for more details.

17 November 2007

Hill Walking Equipment

Now the winter months are here, what equipment should you have in your backpack?

  • Liner / Bin Bag
  • Waterproofs
  • One or Two Spare Fleeces
  • Hat & Gloves
  • Spare Hat & Gloves
  • Map
  • Compass
  • Torch & Spare Batteries
  • Whistle
  • Food & Drink
  • Spare Food
  • Hot Drink
  • First Aid Kit
  • Survival Bag / Bivvy Bag
  • Phone

Remember, carrying too much equipment can be nearly as bad as carrying no equipment!

Mountain Skills Courses

Scottish Winter Skills

Spend a long weekend in the Highlands of Scotland, in Glencoe & Ben Nevis, near Fort William.

Learn the skills for Winter Walking and Climbing in Snow and Ice, using ice axes and crampons.

Collection & Drop Off at Glasgow Airport & Train Station.

Price is €550 per person.

Price Includes:

Four Days Walking

Qualified Instructors

All Equipment (Ice Axe, Crampons, Harness & Helmet)

Collection, Drop Off & Transport

Chalet Accommodation

Food not included.


22nd - 25th Feb

29th Feb - 3rd March

14th - 17th March

Contact us for more details.

1 November 2007

Free Intro to Mountain Skills

This is a one-day course, based near Killorglin, Kerry, open to any hill walker with an interest in progressing their hill walking skills and becoming more self-sufficient in the mountains. The aim of the day is to give hill walkers information about different training courses available and to introduce hill walking skills such as; map reading, navigation techniques and mountain safety. The day will be spent outside in the mountains.

I am running this Promotion to launch a new
Mountain Skills & Leadership Training Package.

Mon 3rd Dec
Mon 21st Jan
Sat 2nd Feb

Mon 11th Feb
Sat 16th Feb

Location: Red Fox Pub, Killorglin to Glenbeigh Road

Price: FREE

Time: 10am - 3pm

To book your place please contact me.

Climbing Carrauntoohil

Hands and knees near the summit!